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Top 10 DevelopmentsHeadlines in Trade Secret, Computer Fraud, and Non-Compete Law in 2015
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

Continuing our tradition of presenting annually our thoughts concerning the top 10 developmentsheadlines this past year in trade secret, computer


Extensive Training Of Ex-Employee By Former Employer Not Enough For Injunction Against Competition
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2016

Although an employer spent many hours assisting an employee to obtain a real estate appraiser's license, the Tennessee Court of Appeals held recently


Connecticut court has jurisdiction over Canadian defendant charged with misappropriation of Canadian company’s trade secret emails
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2013

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a Connecticut federal court's order dismissing for lack of personal jurisdiction a Connecticut


Use of even a small amount of commercially valuable confidential information obtained from someone without authority to convey it constitutes actionable trade secret misappropriation according to Eighth Circuit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

A recent Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, extremely favorable to a plaintiff alleging trade secret misappropriation, holds that protection may be accorded to a compilation of information if reasonable efforts were made to keep the compilation secret, where the compilation adds value to the information, regardless of the amount of the information that already was in the public domain


Despite allegations that something fishy was occurring, Kentucky federal district court rules that Texas corporate defendant was not subject to personal jurisdiction in trade secret misappropriation suit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

MPI, a Texas company, went to Kentucky and allegedly attempted to hire two Luvata employees, Foster and Meredith


California federal court holds that trade secret misappropriation defendant need not respond to plaintiff's discovery requests until provided with identification of information claimed to have been stolen
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

The trend of some recent judicial decisions seems to reflect an increasing concern by courts that, notwithstanding trade secret misappropriation plaintiffs’ understandable reluctance to disclose proprietary information in more detail than absolutely necessary, they must describe with considerable specificity whatever is alleged to have been purloined


Financial projections, strategic plans, and customer contract proposals can be trade secrets
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2015

Two competitors who do research and analysis for advertisers and media companies, concerning how television viewing impacts consumer purchasing, have


Many courts are reluctant to permit parties to redact filed documents, or to file them under seal, even when they contain trade secrets
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2015

In a patent infringement case pending in a California federal court, the defendant moved for summary judgment. The parties jointly requested leave to


Preliminary injunction entered after Texas federal court concludes that ex-employee “inevitably” will disclose his former employer’s trade secrets
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2014

An employee entered into non-compete and confidentiality agreements with his employer. Following his resignation from that company, he went to work


Protected status of trade secrets may be lost by not insisting on confidentiality
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2013

A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims highlights the difficulty the owner of trade secrets faces in trying to market products while